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    Default Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    Definitely not CSST.... As best I could tell this is just yellow PEX or very similar. Has anyone ever seen this used for gas piping? The install was about 15 years old. I've never seen anything like it for gas piping. I know it needs to be labeled to prevent confusion with water pipe.

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    New to me. I've never seen that in my neck of the woods.

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    Alien technology here as well.

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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    This: Gas-Tec Coated Copper Tubing

    Yep, I've seen it installed in several places.

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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    Personally, I like the NM cable they have tied to it ... that is really cool (a code violation, but still cool, running a lightning-strike fire-starter along a gas line, I would never have thought to do that).

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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    They use it here to bring the gas into the meter from the street on new construction. I assume it was yellow and was painted the gray color. I don't know that I've ever seen it used on the customer's side of the meter.

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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    try this MDPE
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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    Thanks everyone.... it looks like one of the products Rick and JP posted links to. It was an older house with a retrofit gas furnace so it was probably just an installer/contractor with a spool of it to use.

    Pretty much 100% of the installs older than 10 years around here are black iron pipe and now its moved into the CSST. Every once in awhile I'll see some copper or silver steel pipe but that's rare.


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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    I didn't follow the links of others just looked at your picture, of apparently yellow pipe or tube which has been painted gray.

    It looks like PE gas service "pipe" - non metallic, comes yellow, is usually used by the utility where it is required to be burried, from a main to a meter outdoors, not supposed to be used indoors or anywhere past the meter when the utility places it.

    That doesn't look to be NM but telephone, communications cable, or control cable above and along it.

    If it felt like plastic tubing (you mentioned "PEX") then I suspect it IS gas service PE, High-density, (PE=polyethylene) "plastic pipe".


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    Also looks like utility pipe to me. Our local gas utility uses a yellow plastic pipe from the street to the meter these days. They've been doing it for some years but I couldn't say how many.

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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    Is it plastic? Both the National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) and the ICC International Fuel Gas Code prohibit the use of plastic gas piping inside buildings. In the 2009 editions, see 405.15 in the IFGC or 7.1.7 in NFPA 54.


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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    I have seen the local propane companies use PEX gas pipe but only from the tank to the meter. They run it only in the bottom of the trench. Inside they use the stainless flex.

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    Default Re: Rigid Yellow Gas Pipe

    It looks like some of the type of pipe at a cabin I have (not Csst). It was run from a propane tank to the regulator. But I think it is for burial use.

    Never seen it in an indoor application and like stated here probably not compliant for that use.

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    polyethylene for direct burial. Not approved for indoor use.

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    Looks like PE to me. If it felt like plastic then it is for outside underground use only.


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